For Sale: 1956 Ford Thunderbird in Palmetto, Florida

Vehicle Description

1956 Ford Thunderbird White Convertible

Why This Car Is Special

The Ford Thunderbird was a rear wheel drive automobile which was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. The Thunderbird created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car.

We have a frame-on professional restoration in 2013 of a numbers matching 1956 Ford Thunderbird here at Skyway Classics that is in gorgeous original color of Colonial White with the two-tone aqua/black interior trim, Continental Kit on the rear, and the white Porthole hardtop.

It has received an ongoing restoration by the owner (same owner since 1983) and the chassis underneath is painted and detailed to look as nice as the rest of the car. The sale also includes a lot of restoration pics too.

Features

1956 Ford Thunderbird White Convertible

Frame-on professional restoration in 2013 of a numbers matching 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Original Hi-Performance 312 V-8 Engine with 225 horsepower that was rebuilt in 2013
Bored out 30-over, has forged pistons, solid lifters, stainless steel valves, new cam, all the factory correct hose, clamps, cast iron factory exhaust manifolds, red painted block and intake, factory fuel lines, factory chrome dress up kit with aluminum finned Thunderbird valve covers, a chrome correct factory chrome open-element air cleaner assembly that gets fresh air through the fully functional hood scoop, Petronix electronic ignition, and a dual exhaust system
Front disc brakes
Power steering
New shock absorbers
Aftermarket air conditioning
Automatic transmission
Stock steel wheels with chrome hubcaps
White wall tires
Black and White vinyl interior with door panels and dash that match
Factory steering wheel
Chrome floor shifter
Original Wonderbar Radio rebuilt to play AM/FM
Gauges are in original condition and look great in the machine turned dash, including the speedometer and clock
Floor was replaced and has black carpet with floor mats, black convertible top and snaps for a tonneau, and the trunk has correct factory trunk mats too.
Bodywork, fit, and finish are nicely done in Colonial White
Thunderbird's famous "porthole" hardtop that comes in white
Iconic spare tire Continental Kit on the chrome rear bumper
Fender skirts
Rear bumper with integrated exhaust outlets

Mechanical Specs

Ours has the original engine in a super restored engine compartment with the Hi-Performance 312 V-8 Engine with 225 horsepower that was rebuilt in 2013 too, and was bored out 30-over, has forged pistons, solid lifters, stainless steel valves, new cam, all the factory correct hose, clamps, cast iron factory exhaust manifolds, red painted block and intake, factory fuel lines, factory chrome dress up kit with aluminum finned Thunderbird valve covers, a chrome correct factory chrome open-element air cleaner assembly that gets fresh air through the fully functional hood scoop, Petronix electronic ignition, and a dual exhaust system.

It has front disc brakes, power steering, new shock absorbers, aftermarket air conditioning, automatic transmission, and wears a set of stock steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and white wall tires.

Interior

You will like the pleated Black and White vinyl interior with door panels and dash that match. It is complete with the factory steering wheel, chrome floor shifter, air conditioning, seat belts, the original Wonderbar Radio rebuilt to play AM/FM, gauges are in original condition and look great in the machine turned dash, including the speedometer and clock.

The floor was replaced and has black carpet with floor mats, black convertible top and snaps for a tonneau, and the trunk has correct factory trunk mats too.

Exterior

The bodywork, fit, and finish are nicely done in Colonial White and has the Thunderbird's famous "porthole" hardtop that comes in white on top of the car as well as the iconic spare tire Continental Kit on the chrome rear bumper.

The graceful fins and body lines has straight panels and the taillight end caps round out the rear end of the car. Other details like the Thunderbird badges, fender skirts, rear bumper with integrated exhaust outlets, and the stainless trim on the fender skirts are all great.

Conclusion

The 1956 frame-on restoration of a numbers matching 1956 Ford Thunderbird we have here at Skyway Classics is fun to drive anywhere and enjoy. The iconic of the "Porthole" top as well as the rear spare kit will get all the looks you can ever imagine at car cruises and shows, or just driving down the road enjoying the top, up or down.

Come see it today.

So give us a call at 941-254-6608.

Disclaimer

Information found on the website is presented as given to us by the owner of the car, whether on consignment or from the owner we bought it from. Some Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Skyway Classics does not warranty or guarantee this information. Skyway Classics is not responsible for information that may incorrect or a publishing error. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyer's personal inspection of the vehicle or by a professional inspection service prior to offer or purchase being made.

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1601740
  • Price: $44,997
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black and White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:3329
  • Stock Number:1368-FL
  • VIN:P6FH277266
Listed By:
Skyway Classics
1800 14TH AVENUE EAST
Palmetto, FL 34221

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